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WEBINAR: Parenting After Violence

Children can be severely impacted by violence in the home. This webinar will provide practical strategies for providers to educate parents – as both victims and perpetrators – to build safety, resiliency and healing in their children.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impacts of violence on children

  • Identify strategies to educate batterers on parenting

  • Build skills to help victims and survivors parent effectively after violence


National Alliance annual members: free
Non-members: $25

Presenters - from AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)

Sherri Kendall is AVDA’s CEO and has been with AVDA since 2002. Kendall has over 30 years of professional experience in the domestic violence field, spending much of that time in specialized work with domestic violence abusers in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Kendall also served as Interim Shelter Director in Oklahoma prior her move to Texas. Kendall is also a survivor of domestic violence. Kendall has served as AVDA’s Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) director, as well as deputy director, and became its CEO in 2012. She serves on various local and statewide task forces, including the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and its Adult Fatality Review Team; the Public Policy Committee of Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV); Project SAFE (a collaborative effort of TCFV and the Department of Family and Protective Services); as well as the Fort Bend Crime Victims Response Team. She holds a master's in counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria, a master's in personnel management and industrial relations from the London School of Economics, and is a licensed professional counselor.

Chastidy Patterson has been with AVDA since 2009. Patterson is director of AVDA’s Battering Intervention and Prevention Program for domestic violence abusers, where she conducts BIPP groups, oversees BIPP staff and facilitates domestic violence seminars across the state. A Beaumont, Texas, native, she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she pursued an advanced degree from Texas Southern University, earning a master's in clinical psychology in May of 2008. She is a licensed professional counselor and has experience in administering social and coping skills training, behavior and symptom management, crisis intervention, anger management, medication-related education, parenting and family skills training and resiliency and disease management.

Shay Shaik is new to the AVDA team, having just joined in July 2016 as AVDA’s trauma counselor. Shaik is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified neurofeedback clinician, with a B.S. in psychology from The University of Houston, and went on to pursue a master's in counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has experience working with clients with severe mental illnesses, the crisis intervention team, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, trauma, traumatic brain injury, adolescents and children with behavioral concerns, and has a passion for working with veterans. Shaik has provided individual counseling, group counseling, neurofeedback training to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with a specific focus on catering to the link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury and implementing neurofeedback training as a modality. At AVDA, she provides counseling to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.